|Kosek Political Economy Of Bees May 14 2014 - Shaping San Francisco|
The plight of pollinators - in particular the honey bee - under the combined stresses of capital and empire, is considered from an unusual perspective. Jake Kosek, a farmer, radical geographer, and apiarist, discusses his researches into 'political entomology', specifically the use of bees as material and metaphor by the US military (foraging for landmines, anti-terrorism weapons).
Keywords: bees; swarming; military; agribusiness; nature; technology; economics
|West of Eden; Utopia and Communes in Northern California - Shaping San Francisco|
In the shadow of the Vietnam War, a significant part of an entire generation refused their assigned roles in the American century. Some took their revolutionary politics to the streets, others decided simply to turn away, seeking to build another world together, outside the state and the market. West of Eden charts the remarkable flowering of communalism in the '60s and '70s, fueled by a radical rejection of the Cold War corporate deal, utopian visions of a peaceful green planet, the new technol...
Keywords: communes; communards; coops; urban; rural; collectives; farms; technology; accountability; Whole Earth Catalog; internet